Tioman Island is located in Rompin District of Pahang, Malaysia. The 20km long and 11km wide island has cascading waterfalls, rigoruous jungles, laid-back fishing villages and idyllic beaches. Major area of the island is forest cover and is a habitat to a variety of flora and fauna. Coral Reefs are the prime attraction of Tioman making it a hotspot for water activities like snorkelling, surfing and scuba diving. Despite of being a popular attraction in Malaysia, Tioman Island remains unspoilt and pristine.
Nature lovers would love to know that Tioman is a habitat to several indigenous species. All the nearby areas and islands are declared as marine parks and marine reserves. Tioman, thus, has some excellent hiking trails. The island also offers some of the best diving and snorkelling spots in Malaysia and it is one of the few places to spot the pods of dolphins. Since Tioman is rich in coral reefs, one can witness the different sizes and colors of these reefs while snorkelling or diving in crystal clear water. The Tioman rainforest awaits with cascading waterfalls to be explored by adventurous hikers.
Among the seven villages, Air Batang Village (more commonly referred as ABC Village), Juara and Kampung Tekek are the prime destinations. Kampung Telek is the administrative centre and the largest village of Tioman Island. It is the major spot connecting the island to Mersing and Tanjung Gemok through ferries. Tioman Airport is also located in Kampung Tekek. Sunbathing at Paya beach, rustic relaxation at Genting village, surfing at Juara beach, hike to Asah Waterfall, snorkeling at Salang and a visit to a Marine Park Information Center is a must.
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